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Our Year in Review

Many people continue to ask me how things are going with Refined Haystack? I’m proud to say we are celebrating our one year anniversary this month, and Refined Haystack has truly exceeded my expectations!

How to Grow Social Media for Interior Design

For some, social media is like going to an awkward cocktail party where you don’t know anyone. What are the unspoken norms? What should you say so that people find you interesting? And are you...

7 Design Books Your Holiday Guests will Love ...

To ensure your living room is stocked with things that are both beautiful and entertaining, turn to one of our favorite design staples: coffee table books. Here are 7 new releases that will spark conversation, or simply serve as interesting decor.

Local Design Icon: Michael Del Piero

Anyone who knows local design icon, Michael Del Piero, knows that her incredible talent, her inspired spirit, and her gracious charm are her calling card. Through this interview we got to know Michael a little better, heard a little more about how her magnificent spaces are created, and found out why many call her a "client satisfaction" expert…

Must See Places in Wicker Park & Bucktown

Wicker Park and Bucktown. The distinguishing line between these two popular Chicago neighborhoods is a source of endless debate, but their “it” factor is certain. Below you’ll find a route that showcases five not-to-be-missed home decor stops and...